Help needed

Hi Guys,

Will this work:

i.e. will I have any power issues with 420W PSU in a microATX case?


Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3 Intel Mainboard - 4x DDR / 5x Sata Raid / 1x IDE / Gigabit Lan / Onboard VGA/DVI/HDMI / LGA 1156

Intel Core i3-550 / 3.20GHz / 4MB Cache / LGA1156

Gigabyte NVIDIA N450OC2-1GI GTS450, 930Mhz, 1G DDR5, 128BIT, DVI, HDMI, PCIE2.0, DX11, ATX

(along with a generic DVD Drive, WD Caviar Blue SATA Hard Drive and
Kingmax DDR3 Long-DIMM 1333MHz 4GB RAM + Elixir DDR3 2GB)


Thanks in advance!
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  1. If that's an Apevia "420W" PSU in one of their micro-ATX cases, then it will probably work until you add a discrete graphics card, then the PSU-shaped object will either shut down or melt ( http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=79 )
    OTOH, a 380W Antec Earthwatts would handle that just fine, including a decent GPU like a HD5750.
  2. Thanks, This is the case: Cooler Master Elite 341 - Black microATX Tower Case (420W) not sure about the Power Supply though.
  3. Oh, those older Coolermaster PSUs are also fecal. You don't want to use one of them to power a computer.
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